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Head of Capital Development

Competitive Salary

UK / South West

Estates & Facilities Management / Project & Cost Management, Building Surveying



Nick Coppard
020 3962 9900

Nick joined The Management Recruitment Group in 2015, initially supporting the Residential Development team before moving to a crucial delivery role for the business, manging the delivery of retained recruitment campaigns for the Education and Public Estates Practice. He began his


Job Description

REF: 13715
Posted: 13 June 2018
Closes: 01 July 2018

One of the largest universities in the country, with over 21,000 students benefiting from a Plymouth education, the University has committed to investing around £250 million to create a vibrant campus in the heart of the city. It is home to teaching and research expertise across the academic spectrum: from science and engineering to health and medicine; business and entrepreneurship to arts and the humanities. Recently awarded a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver the University also has a record number of National Teaching Fellows, and is the first modern university to launch its own medical and dental schools.

Reporting to the Director of Estates and Capital Projects, the Head of Capital Development will lead the function which is responsible for the planning and delivery of the University’s major project programme which represents a significant long-term investment in our estate. This programme will include design competitions, tendering and procurement of contractors, and responsibility for the cost management and commercial issues arising from such developments. In carrying out this role you will deliver transformational change across Estates and Facilities, contributing to the University’s strategic ambitions.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading large scale capital programmes and projects across diverse, mixed-use estate portfolio. You will have strong leadership and management skills, with experience of motivating and leading teams of in-house and external property professionals in the delivery of a broad range of planning, project and programme delivery functions. Experience of having led projects on a range of property types particularly commercial, academic, civic and mixed-use schemes would be advantageous.

We are seeking highly motivated, positive and collaborative individuals to join the team and it is anticipated that you will have the excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to successfully undertake a senior and influential role within the University.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full job particulars, please contact our retained advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nicholas Coppard ( at The Management Recruitment Group or 020 7959 2368. To apply please email a CV and covering letter to

The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st July 2018.

University of Plymouth - Head Of Capital Development